Friday, December 14, 2018

Art Impressions my top 10 cards of 2018

Hello AI Fans!!

Wow!! I can't believe the year is almost over!  So now it's time to pick my top 10 , which is always very hard! I love every single one of Art Impressions images, so it makes this task extremely difficult! But here we go in no certain order...

This card was for one of my Besties, and I think this portrays the three of us pretty well!! LOL!  

These Critter Cups are just too adorable, don't you think?? What a fun way to give a little treat to a special someone!!
Critter Cup Val/Eas Set

The Twist Ties are amazing and this set is so perfect for a little one!!
Elephant Twist Ties

On the way to a Best Day Ever using
Road Trip

I won't pretend!  The Flutters are one of my very favorite lines at Art Impressions!!
Sheep Flutter Set 

This is one of my favorite images from Art Impressions. LOVE the Girlfriends line!
Picture Perfect Set

I just really love her all dressed up in pink!!
Baseball Set

And how about the wonderful set for teachers!!
Office Party Set

This is one of my favorite projects this year and have really enjoyed giving them as gifts!  I used  several stamp sets.  Christmas Cheer Set, Magical Christmas MTF, Sparkle and Cheer Set, Snow Friend Set

And last but certainly not least, I couldn't resist including another of my favorite Flutters! 

So that's it!! This is my last post for 2018. I would first like to thank every one of you for visiting us and supporting our favorite stamp company of all time! I'm wishing you and your families a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and hope you are truly enjoying the season with your loved ones! 

Big hugs and see you in 2019!! 

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Art Impressions Challenge 246 Anything Goes and the new Funny Farm/Work and Play stamps!

Hello AI Fans!!

It's week two of challenge 246 from Art Impressions, and it's Anything Goes!! All the Design Team are showcasing the new Work and Play Stamps and the new Funny Farm stamps too!  I used Born to Ride for my card today. Isn't he cute??!! 

Please be sure to pop over to Art Impressions blog to check out all the awesome work and then we hope you grab your paper and glue to play along with the challenge! Thanks for stopping by today and until next time - stay crafty!

Copics used: E000, E00, E04, E07, E09, E21, E23
Y35, Y38
YR02, YR04, YR07, YR09
C3, C5, C\6, C7
YG13, YG17, YG21
B000, B91, B93, B95, B97

Friday, November 30, 2018

wood ornaments using Art Impressions Stamps

Hello AI Fans!!

So I've been busy with a super fun project using Art Impressions stamps and some wood discs I purchased last year after seeing Diane's fabulous project for last Christmas! ('s taken me a while to get with it and make these! LOL!)  So I dug out the box of discs I purchased last year from the recesses of my cabinet, and grabbed my stamps.  I used a few different sets to make these, but they were so fun and I'd love it if you'd give it a go and show us your results!! Tip - I love using the clear stamp sentiments for a project like this cause you can curve them on your block so you can stamp along the rounded edges!  All of them are stamped with Memento ink and colored with Copic markers which will be listed below. All I know for sure about the wood slices is that I got them from Amazon.'s just been too long ago. 

Working from right to left, the first ornament I used 4666 Christmas Cheer Set for the Penguin and the sentiment is from #4930 Magical Christmas MTF.  Use any small snowflake stamp. 

For the next one, I used 4935 Sparkle and Cheer Set for both the image and the sentiment

The bear uses the same two sets as the Penguin above,  Christmas Cheer Set and Magical Christmas MTF. 

And finally I used 5041 Snow Friend Set for both the image and sentiment.

And once again, the whole set....

Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit today and hope you have an amazing weekend! Until next time - stay crafty!!

Snowman: C3, G21, R05, R20, Y35, B000
Bear: E51, E53, R05, G21, Y35, C3, B000
Penguin: C3, R05, G21, Y35, E95, E97, B000
Birdhouse:  E30, E33, E35, E37, E39, R24, R27, G21

Friday, November 16, 2018

You come first (after the coffee machine!) with Art Impressions Office Party

Hello AI Fans!

Wow! I can't believe Thanksgiving is less than a week away! So are you busy prepping for the holidays?? I've got a lot to get done this weekend!  My card today uses 4998 Office Party Set from Art Impressions and I used fall colors for it along with plaid! I do love me some plaid! I paper pieced her outfit, so there wasn't much coloring on this one.  But the Copic markers that I did use are listed below. How many of you can relate to this sentiment? LOL!  I don't think I could make it through the work morning without my coffee! This set has so many awesome sentiments! The paper I used is Authentique Harvest. 

So that's it for me today! I hope you all have a wonderful Holiday week and until next time - stay crafty!! Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Copics used:  E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E23, E33, E70, E71, E74, E77
Y15, Y35, Y38
C4, C5, C6, C7
R20, R35, R37, R39, R56, R59
T2, T3, T5, T7
W2, W3, W4
YR04, YR07
B000, B91, B93, B95, B97

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Art Impressions Challenge 245 and new Twist Tie Sets!

Hello AI Fans!!

It's week two of challenge 245 over at Art Impressions Blog!  The challenge is to use Washi tape!! All the designers are featuring one of the four new Twist Tie Sets! I used the Oldies Twist Tie Set. Aren't they so much fun??  I actually stamp and die cut them on one of the Twist Tie Cards that are available at Art Impressions. It makes making these cards so easy!! Or you can cut an score your own card. The directions are on the back of the Twist Tie packages. After doing that, I stamped the images again onto my Cryogen White paper and colored that image. The copics I used are noted below.  I cut them out (the top part with the die, and the bottom part with my scissors). Then I simply glued the colored image onto the top of the image on the card. Notice on this twist tie, that the die cuts a tab on the left image and a slot for that tab on the right image.  You just slip that tab down into the slot to close this card.  The pair doesn't actually "intertwine" like the other Twist Tie Sets. Isn't it cute? Looks like they're "Do-se-doing"!!

Please be sure and pop over to the Art Impressions Blog to check out all the awesome Twist Tie Sets from the Design Team, and then grab your paper, glue, and Washi Tape to join in the challenge for a chance to win an amazing prize from Art Impressions! Until next time - stay crafty! 

Copics used:
E000, E00, E11, E33, Y35, Y38, B32, B34, R20, R24, R27, R29, W2, W4, T2, T5

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Friends are your umbrella with Art Impressions

Hello AI Fans!!

Of all the things I could wish for you, I think the best thing I could wish for you is to have at least one close friend in your life.  They truly are our umbrellas. I love this image and sentiment from the Girlfriends line at Art Impressions #4048 Under My Umbrella Set. I stamped them onto Cryogen White paper and colored them with Copic markers. I then cut the sentiment out with #5065 Oval Double Stitched Dies and then trimmed it off to tuck it into the corner.  I just used my craft knife to try and mimic the stitched design on the trimmed sides.  Didn't turn out super great, but it's ok. 

So that's it from me today.  Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit and until next time - stay crafty!! 

Copics used:
E000, E00, E04, E07, E09, E11, E33, E35, E37, E70, E71, E74, E77
BG72, BG75
YG61, YG63
R20, R34, R37, R39
YR12, YR14, YR16, YR18, YR21, YR24, YR27
T1, T2

Friday, November 2, 2018

Tis The Season with Art Impressions

Hi AI Fans!!

So tell me, have you started making your Christmas cards yet?  I am now in full swing trying to get them done so I can mail early! Today's card features #4664 Cheers to You. Doesn't she look fabulous all decked out for the holidays??  I used a sentiment from #5040 Sleigh Bells Set. stamped onto a piece cut out using #5064 Circle Double Stitched Dies.

Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit today and until next time, stay crafty!!

Copics used:
E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E23, E33, E53, E57
R20, R22, R24, R27, E35, E37
Y35, Y38
C3, C4, C5, C6
T1, T2
G82, G85, G94

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Art Impressions Lots of Layers Challenge and new Christmas Sets!

Hello AI Fans!!

It's week two of the Lots of Layers challenge over at Art Impressions! And all the designers are featuring all three of the new Christmas Sets!  My card today features the #5040 Sleigh Bells Set! There are soooo many stamps and sentiments in this set! I wanted to use the Reindeer along with Santa in his sleigh, so I ended up having to create a 5"x7" card so it would fit. 

Please be sure and visit Art Impressions Blog to see all the gorgeous creations from the Design Team. And then grab your paper and glue and play along with us for a chance to win an amazing prize from Art Impressions! Thanks for stopping by to visit today and until next time - stay crafty!!

Copics used:

E000, E00, E11, E21, E23, E25, E27, E51, E53, E71, E74
C1, C2, C3, C5, C7
T1, T2
R20, R24, R27, R29
Y23, Y26, Y28
G82, G85

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Happy Tails to you with Art Impressions!

Hello AI Fans!!

Do you love interactive cards as much as I do? My cards today feature the interactive fun of the Flutters Line from Art Impressions. I used #5032 Puppies Flutter Set. Aren't they adorable?? Who isn't going to love a set of puppies wagging their tails at them?  Simply move the tab up and down and the puppies let you know just how happy they are!! 

Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit and until next time - stay crafty!!

Copics used:
Black Puppies: C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, R11, R12, BG15, BG57
Brown Puppies:  E11, E13, E31, E33, E35, E50, E51, E53, E70, E71, E74, R11, R12, BG15, BG57

Friday, October 19, 2018

Be Scary with Art Impressions

Hello AI Fans!!

Do you dress up for Halloween? If you do, are you cute scary or SCARY scary??!! LOL! This little cutie pie is adorable! For my card I used #4521 Be Scary Set. from Art Impressions. I would LOVE it if she walked up to my door! What a treat! :)  The papers I used are an older digital set from Nitwit Collections. I wanted to give a big shout out to Georgia and Joel! I got to see them on Friday at the Sacramento Scrapbook Expo! It's always awesome getting to meet someone from the company! Everyone is so nice and I can't tell you how proud I am to work with this company!! 

Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit today, and until next time - stay crafty!!

Copics used:  
E000, E00, E04, E21, E95, E97, E99
R20, R27
G82, G83
C1, C3, C5, C6, C7